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Chuť kupovat živé umění. Z korespondence brněnského sběratele moderního umění Františka Dvořáčka

Title in English A liking for purchasing living art. From the correspondence of František Dvořáček, a collector of modern art from Brno


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Opuscula historiae artium
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords art collectors and patrons; collections of modern art; Brno; František Dvořáček; Emil Filla; František Muzika; Jan Bauch; Karel Černý; Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler; Pablo Picasso; Fernand Léger; André Masson; Max Ernst; Otto Freundlich
Description The article presents newly discovered documents which help throw light on the activity as a collector of the prominent lover and patron of modern art in Brno František Dvořáček. The documents include fragments of Dvořáček correspondence with Czech painters Emil Filla, František Muzika, Jan Bauch and Karel Černý and documents recording the purchase of paintings and drawings by French artist (Fernand Léger, André Masson) or other artists settled in Paris (Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Otto Freundlich) at Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in his Galerie Simon in 1935.

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